Simple Harmonic Motion


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Simple Harmonic Motion

Explore simple harmonic motion with a mass and spring lab just like the real thing, except with real-time position and energy data!

Topics and Objectives:

  • Hooke’s Law – Find the spring constant in two different ways.
  • Explore the conservation of mechanical energy.
  • Use the principles of springs to determine the weight of an unknown mass.
  • Learn how simple harmonic motion is related to trigonometric functions.


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Preset Unknowns:

  • Spring Constant
  • Unknown Mass




Additional Info

  • Category: Mechanics